McFadden Quoted in NPR Story on Grading During COVID-19

Provost and Dean of Faculty Margaret McFadden was quoted in the NPR story “How Colleges Are Grading Students During Coronavirus,” which discusses strategies that colleges are using during the coronavirus pandemic. “Our goal was to give students as much flexibility and choice as possible,” McFadden told NPR, “and allow our students to focus on learning and...

Coles ’19 on Bigelow Lab Team that Published Paper in Nature Methods

Duncan Coles ’19, a biology and environmental science double major, was included as a team member on a recently published paper in the journal Nature Methods titled “Genetic tool development in marine protists: emerging model organisms for experimental cell biology.” One of the paper’s lead authors, José A. Fernández Robledo, is a senior research scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for...

Josephson Guest on The Red Line Podcast about War in Arctic

Professor of History Paul Josephson was a guest on the podcast The Red Line in an April 5 episode titled “War in the Arctic,” which focused on Russia’s hypersonic missile program. “Russia is rolling out Arctic divisions, new bases and groundbreaking new missiles, which threaten the US naval dominance across the world’s oceans,” the podcast’s intro states. “Are...

Essay by Hurley ’20 Reflects on Social Distancing in Concord Monitor

In the weeks after leaving campus due to the coronavirus, Meghan Hurley ’20 wrote an essay titled “Physical, social or emotional distancing?” for the Concord Monitor. “In our small Colby community, we had our own shared experiences. Physical closeness was such a habitual part of that. While we don’t need to be together to know what each other is...

Reisert Discusses 14th Amendment in Bangor Daily News Article on Quarantine

Joseph Reisert, Colby’s Harriet S. Wiswell and George C. Wiswell Jr. Associate Professor of American Constitutional Law, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News article titled “Janet Mills says she will order out-of-staters to quarantine for 2 weeks while visiting Maine.” Reisert was tapped to comment on the legality of closing the Maine-New Hampshire border, something that “could...

Carlson Portland Press Herald Op-Ed Puts Public Health First

An op-ed by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail Carlson appeared as one of the “Maine Voices” series in the March 31 Portland Press Herald. In the piece, titled “Virus’ spread shows need to resist ‘profits before people’ trade-off,” Carlson writes that “the call by some to protect the economy over the health of those most vulnerable...

Braverman ’11 Chronicles “Naked and Afraid” Experience in Outside Magazine

Writer and outdoor adventurer Blair Braverman ’11 was a contestant on the reality show “Naked and Afraid,” and she wrote about her experience for Outdoor magazine. Titled “Everything on ‘Naked and Afraid’ Is Real—and I Lived It,” the piece is rich with Braverman’s descriptions about her experience in South Africa. “When the Discovery Channel invited me to...

Hatch Opinion Piece in Seattle Times Stresses Compassion

Associate Professor of Government Walter Hatch wrote an op-ed titled “With the coronavirus surging, compassion is more important than ever” that appeared in the Seattle Times March 20. The piece recounts the moment when students in Hatch’s class learned the College would be moving to remote learning and sending students home three days hence. In...

Donihue Cited in BDN Article on Maine’s Seasonal Economy

Professor of Economics Michael Donihue was tapped to comment on a March 20 Bangor Daily News article titled “Restaurant staff divvy up food, help each other file for unemployment, as they enter ‘panic mode’” that reported on the importance of seasonal business to Maine’s economy. “We have a really vulnerable population, not just because we’re the oldest state...

Boston Globe Holds Q&A with Jefferson ’20

The Boston Globe ran a Q&A with senior basketball guard Sam Jefferson ’20 in their “College Angle” series. Jefferson, who averaged 18.7 points per game this year and earned first-team all-NESCAC honors, talks about his academics at Colby, scoring 1,000 college points, and the possibility of going pro. “Right now I expect it to be just a...

Leskiw ’21 Writes and Illustrates Article About Abalone in Earth Island Journal

Dominick Leskiw ’21, an English and environmental studies double major, wrote and illustrated an article titled “Holding Fast, or Failing?” that was printed in Earth Island Journal about his experiences on a “600-mile road trip up the California coast from La Jolla to just north of Bolinas, tracking down abalone devotees from all walks of...

Wilson Loon Propulsion Explanation Cited in Carnegie Museum Post

In 2012 Herb Wilson, the Leslie Brainerd Arey Professor of Biosciences, Emeritus, wrote a blog post explaining how loons propel themselves, and that blog post, still relevant, was cited in a recent Carnegie Museum of Natural History Tumblr page. “When a loon is first diving from the surface, it breaks the surface by alternating strokes with...

Babík Frequent Guest on Czech Radio, Discusses American Politics

Milan Babík ’01, visiting assistant professor of government, was a guest on the Czech Radio podcast series Vinohradská 12 on March 6. The interview, hosted by Lenka Kabrhelová (a highly decorated Czech TV/radio reporter and foreign correspondent), covered the results of Super Tuesday, reflected on the Democratic Party primaries, and zeroed in on what the fight between...

Allbritton’s Salamanca Jan Plan Course Featured Omprakash Blog

Colby’s 2020 Jan Plan in Salamanca was led by Dean Allbritton, associate professor of Spanish, and the experience was documented as a featured blog by Omprakash, an organization that provides a model, called EdGE, for ethical and educational global engagement. The blog post, “Language, Power, and Identity in Spain: Reflections from Colby College Students,” translated Colby students’...

Maisel Quoted in Public News Service Article About Biden’s Win in Maine

The Public News Service article titled “Experts Weigh In: Why Did Biden Win Maine?” included thoughts by Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, who thought it was Maine’s switch from caucuses to primaries that made a difference. “We know in caucuses the most active, most concerned, most ideological people are who turn...

Maisel Pens Op-Ed on Ranked Choice Voting for Portland Press Herald

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, wrote an op-ed for the Portland Press Herald’s section “Maine Voices” titled “Ranked-choice presidential primaries would give boost to moderates,” which ran March 2, the day before Super Tuesday. Even if Maine were to use ranked-choice voting in the primary, “interpreting voter true preferences when many candidates...

New York Times highlights Colby’s downtown revitalization

The New York Times visited Waterville to see how Colby’s commitment to downtown is creating extraordinary progress in our community and is a model for how colleges and their cities are working together for prosperity.

Wall Street Journal and Other Media Outlets Cover Colby Poll Results

Following the release of a poll conducted by Colby that shows a statistical dead heat in Maine’s U.S. Senate race, several media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, covered the news. These outlets include: The Hill Washington Examiner NBCBoston New England Cable News Maine Public Portland Press Herald Bangor Daily News Morning Sentinel Financial Buzz...

Wren ’20 Testimony to Legislature About Honors Work Noted in Sun Journal

Caroline Wren ’20, an environmental policy major and cinema studies minor, is quoted in a Lewiston Sun Journal article following her testimony at a recent Maine Legislature public hearing on a bill to help low-income Mainers test for arsenic in their well water. For her honors thesis with Gail Carlson, assistant professor of environmental studies, Wren interviewed...